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As an administrator you can specify fixed settings that the end user cannot change. For example, you can specify a fixed set of possible system connections or search providers that the end user cannot delete or overwrite. You can predefine settings for end users by modifying the XML file (template) that is available with the NWBC for Desktop 3.5 installation.

The following files are installed with NWBC:

  • Link file NwbcRemoteOptions.xml

  • XML template NWBCOptions.xml.template

  • XML schema NWBCOptions.xsd


You can predefine the configuration settings as follows:

  • Predefine default values (changeable by end users)

  • Prevent end users from changing values

  • Prevent end users from creating new entries

For more information, see the comments in file NWBCOptions.xml.


To predefine settings for all end users, you must adapt the XML template ( *xml.template ) under the following path and save it as an XML file ( *.xml ):

  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\SAP\NWBC\NwbcOptions.xml.template for Microsoft Windows Server 2003

  • C:\ProgramData\SAP\NWBC\NwbcOptions.xml.template for all other operating systems

In the XML link file, you can specify a reference to a server (for example, ) or a reference to a share in the internal network (for example, file:///myfileshare/somepath/NwbcOptions.xml ). If an administrator has defined a reference that is temporarily not available (for example, the server cannot be reached), the system displays an error message for end users and NWBC for Desktop cannot be started.

You have the following options to distribute the XML file or the XML link file to the end users:

  • Use the RCP (remote copy) function.

  • Adapt the NWBC installer to enable the link to the server where you store the central XML file for all end users.

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The XML schema contains a set of rules to which the XML file that contains the administrator settings must conform. As an administrator you can use this XML schema to validate the XML file against it.